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By Kelly Corrigan, | October 9, 2013
The Glendale Unified School District could recover more than $4 million in funding following the repeal of a state law that dictated how educators must intervene when students show behavioral problems, but did not cover the costs of the mandates. The Hughes Bill, A.B. 2586, enacted in 1990, required schools to create thorough intervention plans for special education students who exhibit serious behavioral problems that could lead them to hurt themselves or others. School psychologists also needed to be certified as behavioral intervention case managers and complete coursework annually to maintain their certifications, said Amy Lambert, assistant superintendent of special education for Glendale Unified.
By Ruth Sowby | October 2, 2013
Those gunning for an invitation to Chateau DePompa got just what they wanted last Saturday, when a Santa Maria-style barbecue was served up to some 70 guests at the arresting Royal Canyon home of Glendale Police Chief Ron DePompa and his wife, Carol DePompa. The barbecue was one of nine dinners attended by 275 hungry guests held over two weekends on behalf of Glendale Healthy Kids. Guests ponied up $100 per person to attend. All of the evening's proceeds will go to the organization.
By Joe Piasecki, | September 27, 2013
This story has been corrected. See details below. As the state moves to liquidate the assets of dismantled community redevelopment agencies, Glendale officials are looking to put some storefronts in the Exchange and other city-owned properties up for sale but are fighting to retain control of the Alex Theatre, Museum of Neon Art and a park in the middle of the Americana at Brand. The fate of 11 Glendale properties was laid out in a plan approved Tuesday by the Glendale Successor Agency, which oversees real estate formerly controlled by Glendale's redevelopment agency.
By Andrew Shortall, | September 24, 2013
GLENDALE - With no resistance at all, the Glendale City Council handed over management of Stengel Field to the Glendale Unified School District by approving a memorandum of understanding between the two parties at Tuesday's council meeting. “Rarely do we have an opportunity to bring you an item that makes sense to so many different stakeholders as we do tonight,” said Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa in introducing the item to the council before it was unanimously approved, 5-0, with Frank Quintero and Laura Friedman absent from the meeting.
By Kelly Corrigan, and By Kelly Corrigan, | September 19, 2013
A grandfather of five stood up to castigate Glendale school officials for their decision to pay a company to monitor students' public posts on social networks, calling it an unconstitutional overreach. Tony Passarella, whose two daughters graduated from Hoover High School in 1987 and 1989, made his feelings known at Tuesday's school board meeting. The basketball coach at Pacific Community Center was the first to address the board, pro or con, about the $40,500 contract with Geo Listening, despite national headlines and much online commentary.
By Andrew Shortall, | September 17, 2013
The Glendale Unified School District and city of Glendale entered a joint-use agreement for the use of Stengel Field at the district's board of education meeting Tuesday. With a vote of 4-1, the district approved a memorandum of understanding with the city that put the district in charge of the maintenance, operations and management responsibilities of Stengel Field. The move alleviates some cost on the city and secures a “true home field” for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team for the district.
By Stephen Ceasar | September 16, 2013
Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities . Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to screen students' social media posts. The school district had been doing so for about a year, the Los Angeles Times reported . "I heard rumors that GUSD was doing a little bit of monitoring - but nothing as official as this," he said.
By Brittany Levine, | September 12, 2013
Glendale's portfolio continues to slide, but City Treasurer Rafi Manoukian forecast an uptick in interest rates around the corner, which bodes well for Glendale's investment opportunities. The city's investment portfolio sank to $372 million, which is $20 million less compared to last year, according to a report Manoukian gave to the City Council Tuesday night. The portfolio has been sliding for the past five years. The portfolio had about $410 million in June 2011, but historically low interest rates have dampened the bond market in which Glendale invests its treasury.
By Brittany Levine, and By Brittany Levine, | September 8, 2013
The sound of bouncing basketballs and squeaking sneakers echoed through the gym at the Pacific Community Center as Joshua Palpallatoc made his way from one end of the basketball court to the other. During the summer the 16-year-old played basketball at the indoor court three times a week, but on Saturday, Palpallatoc was there to participate in free drills as the city of Glendale celebrated the 10th anniversary of the community center. "The courts are better than playing outside.
By Andrew Shortall, | September 4, 2013
GLENDALE - Five members of the Crescenta Valley High community urged the Glendale Unified School District board of education to collaborate with the city of Glendale to help restore Stengel Field to game shape for the upcoming 2014 baseball season Tuesday evening. Those five - a pair of CV students, parents and a Falcons graduate - also shared their personal stories of Stengel Field and what it means to them, not only with the board, but a the packed room. “Stengel Field, to me, is a place that not only creates dreams, but a place that makes them come true.
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